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I read the headline and pictured grains of rice on the floor, and straw and hay in a bed. I couldn't figure out how this could be news.She sounds like a good host!
What, no feminist outrage on this?
LOL!I love Condi.
"what, no feminist outrage on this?"lol. Actually what Condi did was quite feminist and more decent human being-ist -- she is a fit woman who looks to be in perfect health, while Straw is somewhat the opposite, at least in photos. She has no need for chivalry -- and there may have been a need to let the older man get some rest on a stressful trip -- all in all a very good hostess. Or were you being ironical?I do like Condi more and more - I think she will emerge quite well in 2008, unlike the rest of the administration.
oops just googled straw, he does look quite fit -- for some reason I pictured him as kind of a big guy. Anyway, it was still a very nice gesture.
The obvious study in contrast... the graciousness of Rice, the peevishness of McKinney. Beauty and the Be...err, uh, never mind.......
Okay. There is one bed. Lots of floor space. The only real scandal woul dhave been if they shared the bed in ana amorous way or both were to stubborn and slept on the floor.What about Clinton letting Bush Sr. have the bed and taking the floor? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4325585.stmSomebody gets the bed and the custom seems to be give it to the older person. Seems like as rational of way to decide as any I can think of.
Another bit of non-news? But amusing nonetheless.Refreshing to see something other than demonization of Bush staff from the press.
This is one of the more charming stories I've read in a long, long time.I vote for no feminist backlash: what we have here is a (perhaps quaint, in these days) traditional sense of hostly manners--AND why etiquette can actually PROMOTE egalitarianism.As my grandmother would have said: Her mama raised her right.
MORE: Am I the only person who read that headline and thought "Tie on-a the bed, throw the rope out the window"??!? Ann, are you channeling your inner Chico Marx?
I read the headline and pictured grains of rice on the floor, and straw and hay in a bed.ha! I thought the same thing, only I assumed there was some sort of agricultural theme to the story.
me:Yep, I was being ironic! But thanks for the lengthy reply anyway.
Straw caught a lot of flack for this in the UK. He had assumed that there was another bed on board in Rice's personal office. Condi, being Condi, could have slept on the floor. In point of fact, she had an air mattress. Jack was aghast when he woke up and found that Condi had given him the bed.Jack's a gentleman, and was quite out of sorts that Condi had actually given him her bed. Condi is all class, and never mentioned that another bed was not on board. Yet another one of the very small things that give you an insight into this woman's character.Meantime, Hillary sez Republicans want to throw Jeesuz in jail...All I can say is "Condi '08!"
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